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Museveni, King Oyo get peace awards

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King Oyo (2nd L) receives a peace achievement award from the president of Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light, Mr Lee Man-Hee (C), from South Korea during a ceremony held in Kampala at the weekend. Mr Man-Hee, together with Ms Kim Namhee (2nd R), the chairperson of International Women’s Peace Group, also gave a similar award to President Museveni. King Oyo and the President were hailed for promoting peace in the region. With the king is his sister, Princess Ruth Komuntale (L) and mother Best Kemigisa (R). PHOTO BY JOSEPH KIGGUNDU 

By Joseph Kiggundu

Posted  Sunday, March 16  2014 at  19:35
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Kampala.

President Museveni and Tooro King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru have received awards for their roles in promoting peace.

The awards were bestowed by the president of Heavenly Culture, World Peace Restoration of Light, Mr Lee Man-Hee from South Korea, at King Oyo’s palace in Buziga, a Kampala suburb at the weekend.

Mr Lee said King Oyo was recognised for his contribution in promoting peace in Uganda while President Museveni, whose award was handed to the king for transmittal, was saluted for efforts to restore peace both in Uganda, Somalia, South Sudan and other parts of the world.

“These two leaders have done a great job in promoting peace worldwide and that’s why I have come a long way from South Korea to recognise them for their big achievements,” Mr Man-Hee said.

He promised to work together with Tooro Kingdom to bring South Korea investors to Uganda to promote investment within Tooro and the country.